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Some in­spi­ra­tional pics from the world of ad­ven­ture

Hey Craig, tell ad­ven­tureXpo? What type of

ad­ven­tureXpo is a new event fo­cused on show­cas­ing a huge range of ad­ven­ture, ex­treme and ac­tion sports. The in­au­gu­ral event will be The Cloud on Auck­land Queens Wharf 1-2 De­cem­ber thia year. Ad­ven­ture Magazine is the of­fi­cial ad­ven­tureXpo’s me­dia part­ner, our team caught up with Craig from ad­ven­tureXpo to ask a few ques­tions about the event.

our read­ers ex­hibitors a lit­tle bit Can peo­ple who at­tend buy things or is of a show­case? will we ex­pect about

ad­ven­tureXpo is New Zealand’s only expo solely fo­cused on show­cas­ing un­der one roof ad­ven­ture, ex­treme and ac­tion sports equip­ment to the pub­lic. The Cloud on Auck­land Queens Wharf will be di­vided into four el­e­ments, Wind, Wa­ter, Wheels and Moun­tains, each el­e­ment show­cas­ing a huge range of equip­ment and brands. Across all el­e­ments will be sup­port­ing ap­parel, wear­able tech­nol­ogy, hy­dra­tion, and nutri­tion op­tions that help con­nect peo­ple to the en­vi­ron­ment.

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Some ex­hibitors are show­cas­ing new sea­son range to help raise aware­ness, for ex­am­ple Gi­ant bikes are bring­ing in the new 2019 fleet of moun­tain bikes with the new DVO sus­pen­sion and com­po­nents. Other brands will be there sell­ing, ex­am­ple be­ing Evolve which is an elec­tric skate­board, they will have op­tions to buy, demo or just check them out. ice­breaker have a pop-up shop and Out­fit­ters will be show­cas­ing their epic range of global out­door ad­ven­ture brands. So, to an­swer your ques­tions a bit of both.

to see?

We have a re­ally di­verse range which is re­ally awe­some! Equip­ment rang­ing from skate­boards, surf­boards, wet­suits and free dive, boul­der­ing and rock climb­ing, tramp­ing, trail run­ning, moun­tain bik­ing, bike pack­ing, ad­ven­ture tents, cam­eras, high-qual­ity range of out­door ap­parel and a few sur­prises. We also have as­so­ci­a­tion part­ners, Surf­ing New Zealand, Moun­tain Safety Coun­cil, NZ Olympic Com­mit­tee, a craft beer part­ner 8 Wired and of course Ad­ven­ture Magazine who have been our num­ber one sup­porter from the get go!

This year ad­ven­tureXpo rea­son why you chose What is your point is at The Cloud, that venue? of dif­fer­ence? any

It was a strate­gic de­ci­sion, you’ll find a num­ber of expo and life­style events out in ASB Show­grounds or fur­ther out, we wanted to be in the CBD and close to one of our favourite el­e­ments, the Ocean. The Cloud is a re­ally ver­sa­tile venue and will be the per­fect venue for ad­ven­tureXpo.

We are cu­rat­ing the event to feel al­most like a fes­ti­val, as men­tioned the expo space will be di­vided into four main el­e­ments, in ad­di­tion we have an Ad­ven­ture Hub. We have been work­ing with Sefton from the Upris­ing and ice­breaker to de­sign and build a huge be­spoke and 100% mo­bile boul­der­ing wall that will be 4.5m high and stretch across the Hub. The wall will be open for the pub­lic to have a climb. Red Bull will have their fully kit­ted out DJ truck with smooth tunes spin­ning all day, 8 Wired Craft beer bar, a great se­lec­tion of wine, a lounge area, finely crafted cof­fee and some de­li­cious ar­ti­san food. We are cre­at­ing an en­vi­ron­ment, where par­ents can re­lax and kids can learn about al­ter­nate ac­tiv­ity op­tions and demo some cool equip­ment.

Yes, we are try­ing to keep the en­try fee low, pre-sales ticket via eventbrite will start from $10 for an adult, $20 for a fam­ily pass and free for un­der 16-year olds who are with a pay­ing adult. You can also rock up and pay at the en­trance as well. Keep an eye out on our Face­book page @ad­ven­tureXpo.co.nz

Will it cost to at­tend? Can po­ten­tial ex­hibitors still sign up for the 2018 event?

We have a few spa­ces avail­able, best to send an email to craig@ad­ven­turexpo.co.nz and I’ll be happy to help.

We have as­pi­ra­tional goals, with plans to grow the event each year and host ad­ven­tureXpo in a range of des­ti­na­tions around the coun­try. Our ini­tial fo­cus is to en­sure that peo­ple who at­tend in 2018 will come back ev­ery year.

What are the fu­ture plans for ad­ven­tureXpo?

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